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“Outdoor mall shopping”

Port Lucaya Marketplace
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Owner description: Port Lucaya Marketplace is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment open air facility in the Bahamas, with over forty specialty stores and boutiques, sixteen restaurants to tempt any palate and four bars/lounge for late night entertainment. The Marketplace boasts of a wide variety of Duty Free stores, two generously stocked Straw Markets, two Craft Centres and Push Carts filled with Bahamian craft and souvenir items. Visit our famous Coconut & Fruit Daiquiri Stand & Daddy Brown's Conch and Seafood Stand for authentic Bahamian Island treats. Our famed Count Basie Square, now called the Marketplace Square, will have you dancing to Bahamian and International music all night long. So please make every effort to visit Grand Bahama's only shopping paradise where we have it all!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Outdoor mall shopping”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Port Lucaya Marketplace was much better than the International Market. I liked the straw markets better than the chain stores and the jewelry shops. We watched a young lady make necklaces and earrings from sea glass. Very interesting. You have a choice of eateries and bars.

Visited February 2013
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quaint, Relaxed Shopping”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Port Lucaya Marketplace is great for finding Bahamian souvenirs and gifts. There are many native straw markets where you can pick up unique artifacts as well as many other stores for jewelry, clothing or electronics. I wish it stayed open later, but had a great time there anyway.

Visited February 2013
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“loved it!! better than nassau”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

we spent the day on the beach then walked through the marketplace before heading back to the ship. we were able to get some really good deals. the stand with the drinks in a coconut were awesome!

Visited December 2012
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quaint place but we didn't buy much”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

The shopping area is very colorful with bright pink and yellow buildings and we had a really good piña colada. I was looking for some sterling silver jewelry or artisan made jewelry but didn't find any. The jewelry shops were really expensive and the other shops were repetitive and the goods were not to my taste. No one could give you change-- from the bar where we got the drink to the vendors we bought small items from. Bring small bills!! The vendors were very nice I thought and all claimed to have made the wares in their booths themselves. The ladies' rooms either had no tp or no paper towels.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Better to spend a day on the beach”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had a few hours in Freeport as a cruise stop. We took a cab to the Lucaya Marketplace to kill a few hours and see a bit of this area. The cabs are old, and will not leave the cruise port until they are filled...they squeeze ten people into each one. The same for the trip back. We were kept waiting for forty minutes until a cab had enough people to bring us back, we were short the last two for twenty minutes but none if the drivers cared. The shops range from Diamonds International and Emeralds International, found on almost all the other islands, to straw market stalls. Almost all the stalls have the same stuff. I do not know how the vendors make a living from this. They were not selling anything and it was sad. Frankly, I was sorry we went. It was not worth the ten dollar, twenty minute each way trip. A much better day would be to go to the beach!

Visited January 2013
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